Audemars Piguet - The Geneva Watch Auction: XII Geneva Saturday, November 7, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
    Year: 1993
    Reference No: BA25720
    Movement No: 375'519
    Case No: D11'439
    Model Name: Star Wheel
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2124, 33 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Audemars Piguet buckle
    Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Audemars Piguet Certificate d'Origine et de Garantie dated March 4, 1993.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced in 1989, the Star Wheel collection features an unusual time indication via the star wheel complication. Three sapphire disks with printed hours rotate on a center wheel, with the hour pointing the minutes on the upper portion of the dial. The automatic Audemars Piguet Star Wheel was available in yellow gold, stainless steel or platinum.

    The present yellow gold version displays a fantastic guilloché lower dial that perfectly contrasts against the white portion made to displays the minutes. The almost invisible sapphire disks rotate around the dial to present the correct time. With its unique complication, the Star Wheel draws attention with its elegant simplicity. Furthermore, the present watch is accompanied by its Audemars Piguet Certificate d'Origine et de Garantie dated March 4, 1993.

  • Artist Biography

    Audemars Piguet

    Swiss • 1881

    A specialist in the manufacture of complications since it was established in 1881, Audemars Piguet never ceases to impress with a rich history of creating bold, even audacious, timepieces underpinned by traditional watchmaking at its finest. This Le Brassus-based Swiss manufacturer is one of only two major manufacturers still owned by the founding family. Since its earliest days, AP is considered a leader in the field of minute repeaters and grande complication pocket and wristwatches. The brand is devoted to preserving the history of watchmaking in the Vallée de Joux, showcased at their superb museum in Le Brassus.

    Today, the brand is best known for its Royal Oak models, a revolutionary luxury sports watch launched in 1972. Other key models include early minute repeating wristwatches, vintage chronograph wristwatches, such as the oversized reference 5020, perpetual calendar watches and the Royal Oak Offshore, first introduced in 1993.

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Ref. BA25720
An unusual and elegant yellow gold wristwatch with rotating satellites display complication and certificate of origin

36mm Diameter
Case, dial movement and buckle signed

CHF6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for CHF27,720

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XII

Geneva Auction 6 - 7 November 2020